2008 Welsh Open (snooker)

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Welsh Open
2008 Welsh Open (snooker) poster.jpg
Tournament information
Dates 11–17 February 2008
Venue Newport Centre
City Newport
Country Wales
Organisation(s) WPBSA
Format Ranking event
Total prize fund £225,500
Winner's share £35,000
Highest break England Ronnie O'Sullivan (143)
Final
Champion England Mark Selby
Runner-up England Ronnie O'Sullivan
Score 9–8
2007
2009

The 2008 Welsh Open was a professional ranking snooker tournament that took place between 11 and 17 February 2008 in the Newport Centre in Newport, Wales.

Mark Selby won his first ranking title by defeating Ronnie O'Sullivan 9–8, after coming back from an 5–8 deficit.

Notable happennings[edit]

Prize fund[edit]

The breakdown of prize money for this year is shown below:[1]

Main draw[edit]

[2][3]

  Last 48
Best of 9 frames
Last 32
Best of 9 frames
Last 16
Best of 9 frames
Quarter-finals
Best of 9 frames
Semi-Finals
Best of 11 frames
Final
Best of 17 frames
                                                         
22  England Jamie Cope 5     1  Australia Neil Robertson 5  
61  England Jimmy Michie 4     22  England Jamie Cope 1  
  1  Australia Neil Robertson 3  
  14  England Ali Carter 5  
20  Wales Matthew Stevens 4 14  England Ali Carter 5
69  China Tian Pengfei 5     69  China Tian Pengfei 2  
  14  England Ali Carter 4  
  6  England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5  
21  England Mark King 5     15  England Steve Davis 5  
42  England Andrew Norman 1     21  England Mark King 3  
  15  England Steve Davis 3
  6  England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5  
17  Northern Ireland Joe Swail 2 6  England Ronnie O'Sullivan 5
51  England Judd Trump 5     51  England Judd Trump 3  
  6  England Ronnie O'Sullivan 6  
  4  England Shaun Murphy 3  
18  England Joe Perry 5     7  England Peter Ebdon 1  
39  England John Parrott 2     18  England Joe Perry 5  
  18  England Joe Perry 5
  23  England Stuart Bingham 2  
23  England Stuart Bingham 5 10  Scotland Stephen Maguire 4
 England Matthew Selt 2     23  England Stuart Bingham 5  
  18  England Joe Perry 0
  4  England Shaun Murphy 5  
27  Hong Kong Marco Fu 5     12  Wales Mark Williams 5  
40  England Adrian Gunnell 3     27  Hong Kong Marco Fu 4  
  12  Wales Mark Williams 2
  4  England Shaun Murphy 5  
28  England Ian McCulloch 5 4  England Shaun Murphy 5
57  Scotland Drew Henry 1     28  England Ian McCulloch 3  
6  England Ronnie O'Sullivan 8
11  England Mark Selby 9
25  England Nigel Bond 4     3  Scotland Graeme Dott 4  
34  Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 5     34  Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 5  
  34  Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 2  
  13  England Stephen Lee 5  
26  England Anthony Hamilton 2 13  England Stephen Lee 5
44  England Andrew Higginson 5     44  England Andrew Higginson 3  
  13  England Stephen Lee 2  
  8  Scotland Stephen Hendry 5  
29  Northern Ireland Mark Allen 5     16  Wales Ryan Day 5  
45  England David Gilbert 4     29  Northern Ireland Mark Allen 2  
  16  Wales Ryan Day 4
  8  Scotland Stephen Hendry 5  
24  England Michael Holt 5 8  Scotland Stephen Hendry 5
58  Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 4     24  England Michael Holt 1  
  8  Scotland Stephen Hendry 4
  11  England Mark Selby 6  
31  Wales Dominic Dale 2     5  Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 5  
38  Scotland Alan McManus 5     38  Scotland Alan McManus 3  
  5  Republic of Ireland Ken Doherty 2
  11  England Mark Selby 5  
30  England Dave Harold 5 11  England Mark Selby 5
49  England Rod Lawler 4     30  England Dave Harold 2  
  11  England Mark Selby 5
  2  Scotland John Higgins 2  
32  Northern Ireland Gerard Greene 3     9  China Ding Junhui 5  
52  Scotland Marcus Campbell 5     52  Scotland Marcus Campbell 4  
  9  China Ding Junhui 1
  2  Scotland John Higgins 5  
19  England Barry Hawkins 2 2  Scotland John Higgins 5
55  England David Roe 5     55  England David Roe 3  

Final[edit]

Final: Best of 17 frames. Referee: Wales Eirian Williams.
Newport Centre, Newport, Wales, 17 February 2008.[2]
Ronnie O'Sullivan (6)
 England
8–9 Mark Selby (11)
 England
Afternoon: 6–90 (77), 50–60, 69–5 (50), 72–44, 23–56 (51), 62–35, 0–139 (70, 65), 130–0 (108)
Evening: 97–0 (93), 135–6 (135), 22–72 (72), 87–35 (63), 69–1 (54), 0–89, 28–86 (62), 53–67 (O'Sullivan 53), 37–72
135 Highest break 77
2 Century breaks 0
7 50+ breaks 6

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying for the tournament took place at Pontin's in Prestatyn, Wales between 26 January and 28 January 2008.[4]

  Round 1
Best of 9 frames
  Round 2
Best of 9 frames
  Round 3
Best of 9 frames
 England Joe Jogia 3    England Jimmy Michie 5    England Robert Milkins 2
 England Alfie Burden 5    England Alfie Burden 2    England Jimmy Michie 5
 China Tian Pengfei 5    Scotland Scott MacKenzie 4    England Rory McLeod 3
 Australia Steve Mifsud 3    China Tian Pengfei 5    China Tian Pengfei 5
 China Liang Wenbo 5    Wales Paul Davies 1    England Andrew Norman 5
 England Ashley Wright 2    China Liang Wenbo 5    China Liang Wenbo 2
 Wales Lee Walker 2    England Judd Trump 5    England Andy Hicks 2
 England Martin Gould 5    England Martin Gould 1    England Judd Trump 5
 Republic of Ireland David Morris 5    England Mike Dunn 5    England John Parrott 5
 Wales Gareth Coppack 1    Republic of Ireland David Morris 2    England Mike Dunn 4
 England Matthew Selt 5    England Barry Pinches 1    England Mark Davis 3
 England Ben Woollaston 1    England Matthew Selt 5    England Matthew Selt 5
 China Liu Song 5    England Tom Ford 5    England Adrian Gunnell 5
 China Xiao Guodong 2    China Liu Song 1    England Tom Ford 2
 Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 5    Scotland Drew Henry 5    Republic of Ireland Fergal O'Brien 4
 Scotland Fraser Patrick 2    Republic of Ireland Leo Fernandez 4    Scotland Drew Henry 5
 England Munraj Pal 3    England Stuart Pettman 5    Republic of Ireland Michael Judge 5
 Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 5    Northern Ireland Patrick Wallace 2    England Stuart Pettman 2
 Scotland James McBain 3    England Jimmy White 5    England Andrew Higginson 5
 Republic of Ireland Rodney Goggins 5    Republic of Ireland Rodney Goggins 1    England Jimmy White 2
 Norway Kurt Maflin 5    Wales Ian Preece 5    England David Gilbert 5
 Thailand I Kachaiwong 4    Norway Kurt Maflin 1    Wales Ian Preece 1
 Malta Tony Drago 5    Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 5    Scotland Jamie Burnett 2
 Belgium Kevin Van Hove 1    Malta Tony Drago 4    Republic of Ireland Joe Delaney 5
 England Mark Joyce 5    Finland Robin Hull w/d    Scotland Alan McManus 5
 England Jimmy Robertson 4    England Mark Joyce w/o    England Mark Joyce 1
 England Jamie O'Neill 5    England Rod Lawler 5    Thailand James Wattana 2
 China Liu Chuang 2    England Jamie O'Neill 4    England Rod Lawler 5
 England Lee Spick 5    Scotland Marcus Campbell 5    England Ricky Walden 4
 Thailand Supoj Saenla 1    England Lee Spick 4    Scotland Marcus Campbell 5
 England Alex Davies 5    England David Roe 5    England David Gray 1
 Wales Michael White 4    England Alex Davies 0    England David Roe 5

Century breaks[edit]

Qualifying stage centuries[edit]

Televised stage centuries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Preisgeld Welsh Open 2008". brownball.de. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Welsh Open 2008". Snooker.org. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Welsh Open 2008". brownball.de. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Qualifikation Welsh Open 2008". brownball.de. Retrieved 27 March 2011.